Book Reviews of Horns and Wrinkles

Horns and Wrinkles
Horns and Wrinkles
Author: Joseph Helgerson
ISBN-13: 9780618981786
ISBN-10: 0618981780
Publication Date: 2/18/2008
Pages: 240
Edition: 1
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Charmingly different book with a plucky young heroine and some very tricky trolls. Amongst the magic, lying crickets, stone feathers and blue fairies is a well-handled message against bullying. An imginative world that any kid would enjoy visiting.
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Helpful Score: 2
Reviewed by Elly for TeensReadToo.com

HORNS & WRINKLES is destined to become a classic.

With pixies, rock trolls, river trolls, and magic along the Mississippi River, how could it not?

The story begins with Claire's cousin, Duke, dangling her above the river. This comes back to haunt Duke later, because he begins to turn into a rhino. He falls in league with a few river trolls. Claire uncovers a master plan that may cause Duke harm, but when she tries to tell him he won't listen.

This is a great story about racing against time and learning something about yourself. With twists and turns that aren't expected, it is fun, quick, and easy to read.

It's enjoyable for all ages.
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My son read this and he really liked it, said it was good and was exciting.
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Reviewed by Elly for TeensReadToo.com

HORNS & WRINKLES is destined to become a classic.

With pixies, rock trolls, river trolls, and magic along the Mississippi River, how could it not?

The story begins with Claire's cousin, Duke, dangling her above the river. This comes back to haunt Duke later, because he begins to turn into a rhino. He falls in league with a few river trolls. Claire uncovers a master plan that may cause Duke harm, but when she tries to tell him he won't listen.

This is a great story about racing against time and learning something about yourself. With twists and turns that aren't expected, it is fun, quick, and easy to read.

It's enjoyable for all ages.
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This was a enjoyable kids book. It's a tale about a town that has a bit of magic here and there complete with trolls and fairies. It's about being a bully and what can become of it if you are. And mostly it's about a little girl named Claire who gets mixed up in all sorts of things. Her cousin is growing a horn, some of her family has turned to stone and she's got a trio of trolls demanding her help. With all this going on, it's a fun and wild ride.
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I have had this book for a long time read and was excited to finally read it. A while ago I read Crows and Cards by Helgerson and enjoyed it, that book prompted me to pick up this one. This was a cute and fun read about faerie magic along the Mississippi river.

Claire lives along an odd portion of the Mississippi river and is playing with her bossy bullying cousin Dane when he is cursed. Then his family is found turned to stone and Claire is determined to turn them back. Ends up Dane is keeping company with nasty rock trolls who are on a mission to find their fathers no matter what the cost. Claire infiltrates their group and with the help of a blue fairy works to turn the curse around.

I love that this book is set along the Mississippi river. The story has a very classic fairy tale feel to it with curses and trolls and people being turned to animals and stone.

The whole story is told in a very tongue and cheek tone that made it fun to read. I enjoyed Claire as a character and loved the setting and the quirky characters that surrounded Claire. There's a lot of good discussion in here about the bad things that can happen to bullies too.

The illustration by Ceccoli throughout was beautiful and fit the whimsical tone of the story perfectly. I really enjoyed it.

Overall a very cute and whimsical story about the fae magic that drifts along the banks of the Mississippi. I really enjoyed the classic fairy tale feel to the story and enjoyed the beautiful illustration throughout. I would definitely recommend to readers middle grade and older who enjoy fairy tales with a bit of irony and humor in them.